28 Jul 2023
by Policy, Practice and Innovation Team
Closing date: 19 Sep 2023

Have your say on Oliver McGowan draft code of practice

The Government has opened a consultation on the extent to which the draft Oliver McGowan code of practice on statutory learning disability and autism training provides CQC registered providers with the necessary guidance to meet the legislative requirement introduced by the section 181 of the Health and Care Act 2022.

It is the government’s expectation that all health and care staff will undertake one of the 2 tiers of the training package, whichever tier being most appropriate to their role.

The draft code of practice includes further guidance on assessing the right level of training for staff, mapped to the core capabilities frameworks. Training staff to the correct level is an issue that will be important for providers when they are planning their training programmes.

Make sure you have your say on the draft code of practice. You can respond here: Oliver McGowan draft code of practice on statutory learning disability and autism training - Department of Health and Social Care (dhsc.gov.uk) 

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A new animation about The Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training on Learning Disability and Autism has been launched: watch animation.

This has been co-designed and co-produced with autistic people and people with a learning disability and is aimed at helping staff and employers across health and social care to understand Oliver’s Training and why it is important.

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